Mary Granville’s Qualifications


Professional Experience
Mary E. Granville has been appraising real estate in Massachusetts since 1978. She began her career when she worked for Charlestown Savings Bank (New World Bank) as a residential appraiser and mortgage loan originator. In 1979, Ms. Granville continued her career at Frank D. Pietroski, MAI, Appraisers and Consultants, Inc. in Hingham, Massachusetts, as a staff appraiser. She completed residential and commercial appraisals, including several condominium master appraisals, service stations and industrial appraisal assignments.

In 1980, Ms. Granville opened The Appraisers Collaborative, a full-service appraisal firm conducting valuations of residential, commercial and industrial properties in eastern Massachusetts. Since its inception, The Appraisers Collaborative has grown into a well-respected firm associated with several certified appraisers.

Ms. Granville has earned the SRA designation from The Appraisal Institute and the MRA designation from The Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers and is a Certified General Appraiser from The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She specializes in appraisals for the purposes of financing, divorce, bankruptcy, and insurance litigation, as well as asset valuation litigation.

In 1998, Ms. Granville received the William D. Stewart Award for outstanding contributions to the Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers (MBREA). She is a qualified expert witness in Concord, Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk District courts. At Bentley College, she taught appraisal courses for several years and has been a guest lecturer at Stonehill College, Northeastern University and at the Greater Boston Real Estate Board Council. Additionally, she has volunteered on the Massachusetts Board of Registration compliance committee.

Mary maintains an ongoing commitment to professional training in order to stay at the forefront of the most current appraisal standards and practice.

Memberships and Designations

  • Society of Real Estate Appraisers: Senior Residential appraiser (S.R.A.)
  • The Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers: Member (M.R.A.)
    President (1992), Vice President (1991) Director:1988-2010, 2017
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Certified General Appraiser #345
  • Certified State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance
    United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Federal Housing Administration: Appraiser
  • Appraisal Institute: Director (1991 -1993)
  • Society of Real Estate Appraisers-Eastern Massachusetts-Chapter 51 :
  • Chapter President (1989-1990). Director (1985-1988)

Town of Cohasset

2016: Chairwoman, Board of Assessors
2002 to Present: Member of the Board of Assessors

Town of Norwell
2021 : Member of the Board of Assessors

Appraisal Institute:

- 2021: Eminent Domain/Condemnation
- 2020: New England Appraisers Expo Commercial Program
- 2019: Spring Chapter Meeting & Understanding the Impact of Casinos on Massachusetts Communities
- 2018: ?-Hour Equivalent USPAP Update Course
- 2018: New England Appraisers Expo
- 2016: Litigation Appraising
- 2016: Business Practice and Ethics
- 2015: New England Appraisers Expo
- 2015: Supervising the Trainee Appraiser
- 2015: The Discounted Cash Flow Model
- 2015: Residential Appraising for Lenders Update
- 2014: New England Expo-Commercial
- 2014: ?-Hour USPAP
- 2013: Breakfast with Experts
- 2013: New England Expo-Commercial
- 2013: Using your HP12C Financial Calculator
- 2013: Appraisal Curriculum Overview
- 2010-2011: national USPAP
- 2010: Residential Appraisal Update
- 2010: Real Estate Finance & Statistics
- 2009: Rates & Ratios
- 2009: Valuation of Green Residential Properties
- 2009: Real Estate Appraisal Operations
- 2009: Introducing Valuation for Financial Reporting
- 2009: The New residential Market Conditions
- 2009: Economic Outlook & Real Estate Trends
- 2008: Relocation Training Program
- 2008: Cool Tools: New Technology
- 2004: What Every Appraiser Should Know
- 2004: Analyzing Operating Expenses
- 2004: Scope of Work: Expanding your Range of Services
- 2004: Course 420: Business Practices & Ethics
- 2003: Economic Outlook & Real Estate Trends, 2003

Commonwealth of Massachusetts:
2003: Course 101: Assessment Administration: Law, Procedures & Valuation

Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers
- 2017: Breakfast with Experts: What Would You Do?
- 2015: USPAP
- 2013: New England Expo-Commercial Program
- 2012: Working together Program for Success
  USPAP-Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
- 2011 : Book of Adjustments
- 2009: New England Appraisers Expo: Commercial Program
- 2008: Breakfast (Building With Problems)
- 2008: HP-12C Seminar
- 2008: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
- 2007: Mass GIS-Tools for Future
- 2007: EXPO-Commercial Program
- 2007: Breakfast with the Experts
- 2007: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
- 2006: Contemporary Issues in Appraising
- 2005: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
- 2004: REA 11, Part A - Introductions to Income Property Appraisal
- 2004: USPAP-Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
- 2004: What Every Appraiser Should Know
- 2003: Insights into The Appraisal Foundation
- 2002: USPAP- Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Experience
- 2001: Real Estate Fraud and the Appraiser's Role
- 2000: Tenth Annual New England Appraiser's Expo
- 2000: Contemporary Issues in Appraising
- 2000: Cape Cod Land Bank Forum
- 2000: HUD Appraising Seminar
- & more than 40 courses prior to the year 2000

Education & Special Training
Boston State College, 1974: B.S. Degree
Major: Education, Minor: Art

Instruction & Teaching
Bentley College
1985-1987: Instructor, Real Estate Appraisal 1
Northeastern University
Guest Lecturer

Northeastern University
– Guest Lecturer

Stonehill College
– Guest Lecturer

Greater Boston Real Estate Board Council
– Guest Lecturer